If you played Portal in the Orange Box or downloaded it from Xbox Marketplace or from Steam, chances are you loved it. It was a fun, totally different game, and I’m happy to call it my first puzzle game. The puzzles were the best I’ve ever seen. The quickest you could beat the game was 2-3 hours, but that’s great because it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome and drag out and because of the dark humor that the villain, GLaDOS provided throughout the game.
Valve cancelled their Portal 2 E3 party and said they had a bigger surprise. A lot of the internet were praying for Half Life 2: Episode 3, I saw no one asking for Portal 2 on PS3. That’s because Valve have said some pretty harsh words about PS3. Calling it a failure and a total waste of money, and that he would never develop a game for PS3. 360 and PC were getting all kinds of great games like Left 4 Dead, and exclusive content for Team Fortress 2, the greatest online game I’ve played on a PS3.
Jack Tretton came on stage to announce that he had a special surprise guest, and then there seemed to be some sort of malfunction. Then there was GLaDOS. At that moment, I had already known. Unfortunately for me, I couldn’t scream in joy because my dad was sleeping, my I was extremely happy. More happy than when they announce The Force Unleashed 2. Gabe Newell walked out and I was just smiling. I loved Portal, it is no doubt in my “top 5 greatest games I’ve ever played” list.
I never dreamed I’d see Gabe Newell at a Sony conference. He came on stage, cracking jokes about how he met Kevin Butler, VP of Sharpening Things and how he’s glad Sony representatives didn’t punch him in the face repeatedly. There arere still no information on why Gabe made a change of heart, it would be nice to know, but if we don’t find out, who cares? He did, however, say that Sony proved the PS3 was an open platform and has worked very hard to make the console desirable. Portal 2 is coming to PlayStation 3 next year. It will have Steamworks, which delivers auto updates and package downloadable content. Newell previously said Portal 2 would be the greatest game they’ve done (making it better than Half Life 2?) and now he said PS3 will have a more superior version of Portal 2 than the Xbox 360.
Portal 2 will be available on PS3, 360, PC and Mac in 2011